I Can Do But Am I Suppose To?

I Can Do But Am I Suppose To?

I Can Do But Am I Suppose To?

Philippians 4:13_
"I can do all things 'IN' Christ who strengthens me."
I CAN...but am I supposed to?
This is where we sometimes 'miss the mark.'

We get emotional and zealous and bite off more than we can chew.
We hear a passionate appeal and commit to doing something without consulting Yahweh (God) or even thinking it over.
We see a need and assume it's our responsibility to meet that need.
We see or hear of an opportunity to minister and dive right in.
We fail to stop and ask the Lord if this is our assignment...is this something He even wants us to do?
What happens?

Far too often we get out of the Lord's will. We get committed to too many things and then find ourselves 'burnt out,' weak, frustrated and worn out.
Do I have your attention?

God will strengthen us by His Spirit in Christ Jesus to do all things. But He won't strengthen us to do the things that are outside of His will. He won't strengthen us to do dumb stuff. He won't strengthen us to do the things He has not called us to do.
Before you, in a moment of enthusiasm, volunteer to do something, pray. Ask God for direction. Seek His face and His will and then wait on His answer.

Did you get that?
Don't jump into anything until you are given divine direction. Don't tell God or people that you are going to do something and then change your mind when you realize you spoke too soon.

I like what the Living Bible says in Ecclesiastes 5:4-7_
"So when you talk to God and vow to Him that you will do something, don't delay in doing it, for God has no pleasure in fools. Keep your promise to Him. It is far better not to say you'll do something than to say you will and then not do it. In that case, your mouth is making you sin. Don't try to defend yourself by telling the messenger from God that it was a mistake (to make the promise). That would make God very angry; and He might destroy your prosperity.

Dreaming instead of doing is foolishness, and there is ruin in a flood of empty words; Fear God instead."

Written by: Dale Croft